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EXTENSIVE UPDATE: Police: Darien Man, 48, Sold Cocaine Out of Downtown Bars, Had Drugs, Guns in Home With Kids

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A 48-year-old Darien man who sold cocaine out of downtown bars and had drugs and guns in a house where two children were living was arrested Tuesday, Darien police announced. UPDATED at 8:55 p.m., Friday, with more details from the arrest warrant and other court records. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Man, 44, After Collision at Intersection of Post Road and Brookside Road

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A 44-year-old man was intoxicated early Saturday afternoon when he drove his SUV through a red traffic light and collided with another SUV, causing heavy damage to to both vehicles but no injuries, Darien police said. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Hardworking Thieves Open Lots of Unlocked Darien Vehicles, Drive Off With Four

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Twenty-one vehicles were entered overnight from Sunday to Monday, Nov. 3 to 4, and most of the owners of those were the lucky ones, because in most cases, nothing was taken. Three other cars in town were stolen on the same night — and a fourth, several days later. That’s a total of 25 vehicles entered (24 in one night), that police are aware of. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Citing Fears for Safety and Fairness, Hapgood Refuses to Show Up for Anguilla Judicial Hearing

Scott Hapgood Darien Town Hall news conference Oct 28 2019
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Scott Hapgood decided not to go back to Anguilla for a pretrial court hearing, a spokesman for the Darien man said, because authorities on the Caribbean island would not guarantee his safety, because he might be jailed for a long time waiting trial and because the judicial authorities didn’t seem to be treating him fairly. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Car Unlocked, Key Inside — the Ultimate in Convenience for Thief Who Stole It

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Approaching a 2012 Toyota Prius parked outside overnight from Oct. 27 to 28 at 28 Edgewood Road, a thief found not only that the car was unlocked but that the key fob inside it allowed the car itself to be stolen, not just whatever was inside. The owner, whether on purpose or not, did what many Darien car owners do. The thief did what thieves do. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Police: DUI for Man, 28, After Head-On Collision Resulted From Driving Into Opposite Lane on Post Road

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A 28-year-old driver under the influence of medication crossed into the oncoming traffic lane on the Post Road during the late afternoon rush hour, crashing head-on into another car, Darien police said. The crash occurred just before 5:38 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, according to police in an announcement Tuesday about the man’s arrest. Darien Police Department, which has become less consistent in the past year or so about issuing information on incidents, particularly traffic accidents, didn’t issue an announcement about the incident for more than a month after it happened, and only when the man was charged with driving while under the influence. (more…) Continue Reading →

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In Letter, Federal Legislators Urge State Dept to Press Britain on Hapgood’s Safety, Fair Treatment

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The same points made in a rally and news conference for Scott Hapgood at Darien Town Hall on Oct. 28 were made in a letter on Monday from six U.S. senators and a U.S. House member to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — security for Hapgood in Anguilla and fair and transparent treatment in the judicial process there. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Oh, Deer — They’re More Likely to Be in Your Headlights This Time of Year

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It’s autumn and deer collisions in Connecticut occur with wild abandon! That’s because love is in the air for our deer friends during deer mating season. An AAA Northeast crash data analysis has found 72% of deer crashes generally occur outside daylight hours, especially during the 5 to 7 p.m. commute. (more…) Continue Reading →

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